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Old 11-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know next to nothing about the quality of the many, many snowboard jacket brands out there. Can someone enlighten? Last time I bought a jacket was...6 years ago? I've been riding in that jacket (a Special Blend) and a Burton my brother gave me for Xmas a couple years ago.

Should I stay away from certain brands more than others or can I not really go wrong?

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know next to nothing about the quality of the many, many snowboard jacket brands out there. Can someone enlighten? Last time I bought a jacket was...6 years ago? I've been riding in that jacket (a Special Blend) and a Burton my brother gave me for Xmas a couple years ago.

Should I stay away from certain brands more than others or can I not really go wrong?

Thanks,

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What kind of riding do you do and where?
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Unfortunately all you'll get here is 100 people telling you their favourite brand(s). I wish there was a torture test or something for snowboarding outerwear (like they used to do with jeans).

Personally I've got a Planet Earth jacket that's lasted me at least 10 years. I have probably 200 days on the slopes, and a lot of general winter jacket usage out of that jacket.

I bought a Westbeach jacket/pants combo a couple seasons ago and the stuff is very good, but it's also very expensive ($250 for each piece for a shell).

If you want heavy winter gear get fully seam sealed, 20,000k, etc etc etc. Everything else is subjective methinks.
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If you want heavy winter gear get fully seam sealed, 20,000k, etc etc etc. Everything else is subjective methinks.
No no no no no no no there is an absolute right answer to this question and it must be solved right here.

Let the battle of Gore-Tex versus all the others begin again
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Homeschool outerwear is on WhiskeyMilitia right now. If you're on a budget and don't want to spend $500+ I doubt you'll find anything better.
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no no no no no no no there is an absolute right answer to this question and it must be solved right here.

Let the battle of gore-tex versus all the others begin again
well then burton/ak, westbeach, planet earth rock!!! All others suck sucky ass sucky shit pooh
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No no no no no no no there is an absolute right answer to this question and it must be solved right here.

Let the battle of Gore-Tex versus all the others begin again
Where is Shred with the "go Arcteryx or go the fuck home!"?
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well then burton/ak, westbeach, planet earth rock!!! All others suck sucky ass sucky shit pooh
Well I wrote that all CAPS to make a funny and the forum had the last laugh.
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If I had an unlimited budget I would buy a Volcom Goretex jacket or a Burton AK. or any Goretex jacket for that matter.

Realistically, I buy whatever looks good. Right now I use both Analog and Sessions jackets. You can definitely find better performing jackets, but I've never been soaked in either brand.
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